crossover classical music duo
Performed with Placido Domingo at Los Angeles Opera, Beethoven’s Ode to joy with Andre Rieu, Champions League Final in Milan & many more.
No. 1 in the Classical Charts Albums Chart
In 2001 Karen, along with friend Rebecca Knight, were spotted busking in London’s Covent Garden by a talent executive and booked to perform at the FA Cup Final and the Champions League Final in Milan to an audience of 500 million. Within weeks the girls had signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment and their debut album ‘Beyond Imagination’ went straight to number one in the Classical Charts. Their second album, ‘Renaissance’, was released in 2006 to critical acclaim, and in Spring 2012 they released their third studio album ‘Silent Noon’ under Warner Classics, showcasing the new material at an exclusive sell out concert at London’s Cadogan Hall in May, 2012. The girls have performed extensively worldwide alongside some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Philharmonia, the Halle, the BBC Concert Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the LSO. Venues have been as diverse as the legendary Stardust Casino in Las Vegas, the Herod Atticus in Athens, to the LA Opera House along Placido Domingo, The Royal Albert Hall, The Symphony Hall Birmingham and Leeds Castle. No stranger to the media, Karen and Rebecca have been the subject of three major documentaries, performed on countless television programmes from Good Morning America, BBC Songs of Praise, GMTV to the Classical Brit Awards. Radio performances include Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, In Tune on BBC Radio 3, to Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.The OperaBabes won ‘Best Live Act on a cruise ship’ following the success of headlining on the inaugural cruises of Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and the launch of Holland America’s Eurodam and their numerous performances worldwide have seen the girls perform for her Majesty The Queen on several occasions including the Commonwealth Games and the Prom at the Palace, and the Royal Family of the United Arab Emirates at the Royal Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.